I'm Rebecca Gerlings and this is my actual face (complete with nice new glasses). I live near London in the UK.
I've worked in children's publishing since 2000, first as an in-house editor,
then as a freelance writer, and now as a freelance writer-illustrator.
I have an MA in Sequential Design and Illustration from Brighton University,
and my first picture book, Enormouse!, was published by Egmont UK in 2011.
Over the course of my career I have written over 90 children's books for a variety of trade publishers – often for licensed characters such as Peppa Pig, Bluey,
Bing, Hey Duggee and Hello Kitty – but occasionally not.
I've also illustrated three further books, Diva Delores and the Opera House Mouse (Sterling), If Pluto was a Pea (Margaret K. McElderry, S&S US), and Rabbit Is Six! (coming September 2020).
For chats, commissions, or to order prints of my work,
do get in touch.